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Susan Boyle Walks Off 'America's Got Talent'

9/9/2010 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Susan Boyle has left Los Angeles in tears after being snubbed by a songwriter who refused to let her sing one of his hits on "America's Got Talent."


Susan arrived to L.A. earlier today to perform the song "Perfect Day" on the show.

Sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... producers needed permission from the songwriter, Lou Reed -- the former lead singer for The Velvet Underground and famous for "Walk on the Wild Side" --  but at the last minute they were informed that Reed refused permission because he isn't a Boyle fan.

When Boyle found out, she dissolved into tears -- unprepared to change her tune for the show.

We're told Boyle went to LAX this afternoon -- still in tears -- and is catching a flight back to London.

"America's Got Talent" refused to comment.


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You would think that this guy would love to have Susan Boyle sing his hit song. From the looks of him, he sure could not sing it.

1470 days ago


Reed is a jerk,,,,,,, poor Susan,. a kind hearted poor soul before anyone ever heard her sing. What coud he lose by allowing Susan to sing his tune ??

1470 days ago


What a joke.what not let her sing the song.

1470 days ago


Lou Reed sucks and he definately can not sing..

1470 days ago


Lou Reed refused to let Susan sing his song? I knew he was weird, in a good way, but I didn't know he was such a jerk. Refusing to let her sing the song is bad enough. But not finding out until so close to the show is unforgivable.

1470 days ago


Lou Reed is a has-been, washed up, douche bag Susan. Thinks he's all that and a bag of chips. He's a d*ckhead. He LOU, F*CK YOU!!!

1470 days ago


LOU ignorant slut!!! You should have been honored that such a talent as Susan Boyle would even consider singing one of your songs.

1470 days ago


To Lou reed: Whats up lou. Tom Waits was not crazy about Rod Stewart covering Down town train. Yet later thanked him for providing enough royalties to put in a swimming pool. And, I dare say he collects them to this day. Lou, your fan base is getting older (I'm 53), so exposure to a new group might help keep you in royalties.

1470 days ago


Hey Lou Reed

What a pathetic old queen you are-you should be so lucky anybody still wanted to cover anything of yours- show some respect and decency you old Bitch !

1470 days ago


His name should be **** Reed. Sure looks like a **** to me!

1470 days ago


Lou Reed your an ass!!! Its ok Susan we still adore you, keep doing what you do best!

1470 days ago

Pam Lethbridge    

I get it. Not a fan of Ms. Boyle myself, Lou on the other hand............oh yes!

1470 days ago

Mike D    

Lou Reed you ahve got to be kidding me-you suck and now you will lose the five fans you have left-you dirt bag!

1470 days ago

Kelly Young    

Lou Reed, what a jerk.... If we aren't Lou Reed fans, can we vote him off the planet?

1470 days ago


Good for Lou Reed, the man's got talent. He wrote the song and it's his right to withold his authorization for use. What a baby Boyle is, oh boo-hoo somebody with real talent won't let me piggyback off of his ability. Write your own damn songs you big cry-baby!

1470 days ago
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